Invisalign® Invisible Braces
Invisalign® invisible braces are the new solution for crooked teeth in Bloomington, Illinois. Rather than a shiny, chunky set of wires and brackets, Invisalign® uses a set of clear, molded plastic aligners that gradually push the teeth into place as the patient switches from one set to the next. There is no metal, no glue, and no hassle.
Getting Started with Invisalign®
As with traditional braces and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, the Invisalign® process begins with the dentist determining the proper course of treatment, taking some photographs, and making an impression of your teeth. Once that is complete, the specifications are sent to a lab, where sophisticated computer technology is used to make a series of models of your smile. Each model will be slightly better aligned, until the last one shows your teeth in beautifully straight alignment. The dentist will evaluate the models and make any changes necessary. Finally, the lab will create your series of customized Invisalign® aligners. When your Invisalign® invisible braces arrive at the practice, they will be fitted for your comfort.
Wearing Your Invisible Braces
Invisalign® invisible braces, offered at our Bloomington, Illinois practice, are created individually to custom fit each patient. Each clear plastic aligner in the series will be worn for about two weeks. The number of aligners and the overall amount of time required to straighten a patient’s teeth depends on the individual and the extent of alteration needed. Checkups will take place approximately once every four to six weeks so the dentist can evaluate your progress and make changes as needed.
Making the Most of Your Bright New Smile
Once the Invisalign® process is finished, you will need to wear a retainer for some time to keep your teeth in their new position. At this point, you will be given tooth whitening gel as a way to maximize your overall results. Be sure to practice good dental habits and have regular dental checkups to keep your new smile in the best condition possible.
Contact Us for Invisalign®
It is important to note that not all orthodontists and dentists are certified by Invisalign®. If you would like invisible braces and live in or around Bloomington, Illinois, our specially trained cosmetic dentists are your qualified source for this advanced orthodontic system. Contact Chrisman & Wyse Cosmetic & General Dentistry today to schedule your free consultation. If you are still not sure, visit our smile makeover gallery to see before and after photos or read about how smile design technology can let you see your own before and after photos — before you begin your treatment. You can also check out reviews written by our patients.